Three dead, two missing and a vehicle burned in British Columbia
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is calling on the people of northern British Columbia to “continue to take general safety precautions and be vigilant”, while She is pursuing her investigation of two seemingly unrelated cases in the region: a corpse and a young couple alleged to have been the victim of a double murder.
The RCMP says in a statement that it recognizes the growing concern of the public following the discovery of a body on Friday near the community of Dease Lake and the discovery four days earlier of the bodies of a man and woman on the roadside to Alaska, about 470 kilometers away.
Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were found dead last week.
According to Mr. Fowler’s father, who is chief inspector of the New South Wales State Police in Australia, the couple was shot dead. Stephen Fowler said the family was devastated to learn of the death of the two lovers, who were inseparable.
The RCMP has not yet revealed the identity of the man who was found dead a few days later. The police were called to the scene of a vehicle fire. According to the police, 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky of the Port Alberni community on Vancouver Island drove the burned-down vehicle about two kilometers from the corpse.
The police do not yet know who this person is, but can confirm that he is not one of the two young men involved in the burning van.
The federal police are asking for help from the public to find these two young men, who have not communicated with their family for a few days and are missing. They were traveling through British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon to look for work, but the police do not know why they returned to British Columbia and what their travel plans might be.
“Kam and Bryer have been in regular contact with family and friends over the past week and may now be in an area where there is no cell phone coverage,” says Dawn Roberts of the Communications Department. RCMP in British Columbia. However, we have found their vehicle and we have not been able to find the young men yet. ”
Dease Lake is about 500 kilometers from where Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese’s bodies were found along the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs.
Lucas Fowler, son of a chief inspector of the New South Wales State Police in Australia, was living in British Columbia while Chynna Deese was visiting his home. The couple met in a hostel in Croatia and their love affair grew during trips to the United States, Mexico, Peru and elsewhere in the world, said the younger brother of the young wife.
British Deese said the couple had gone to visit Canada’s national parks. The family thought their van must have had engine trouble.
“The police recognize that homicide investigations in Northern BC are causing increasing concern in the community,” the RCMP said in a statement Sunday. “The RCMP is asking the public to continue to take general safety precautions and to be vigilant. We also remind travelers that they should inform their loved ones of their plans, communicate with them at pre-set times, and notify them when there is a change. ”